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reading lesson
intermediate level


in this lesson students will practise to read for gist, specific information and for details.


Abc Matching handout - Choose hand out - put sentences in order handout

Main Aims

  • To provide scan, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Should I let my child take more risks

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of letting children take risks


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show the students a picture of a child sitting on a chair and a picture of another child playing and jumping high taking risks. Ask the students what they think of the two pictures. T tries to engage all the class and listen to their opinions.

Pre- teach vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To prevent Ls blocking on unknown vocabulary in the questions or answers.

- T gives the students Hos to match the word with its definition. Sts works in pairs to answer the task then the T gives them the answer key feedback

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- T gives sts clear instructions about the task. Sts will read for gist and choose most suitable title for the reading text by choosing from multiple choices in HO2. Every one by himself find the most suitable title for the reading text. - T gives the sts an answer key as a feedback for the task. - T asks the sts to read again and rearrange the sentences according to their order in the reading text (HO3). - Check in pairs their answers and receive the feedback of the task.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- T tell sts to read again for details and write their opinions as notes why they think some parents are against taking risks for their children ? What do the different researches say about children taking risks?What does Mark Tremblay think of that?

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- Asks sts to work in pair and write notes whether they prefer children to take risks or not and try to persuade each others of their point of view giving reasons.

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